Holland & Knight — The Miami law firm recently decided to expand its presence in Mexico with a new office. At the helm of the new shop is Boris Otto (pictured), who joined Holland & Knight from rival law firm Chadbourne & Parke. Holland & Knight originally operated in Mexico in 1998 through a joint venture with Mexican firm Gallástegui y Lozano SC. The joint venture is no longer active. In addition to Otto, the firm poached an entire slate of attorneys from Chadbourne & Parke, including partners Alejandro Landa Thierry and José Antonio Prado. Two counsels, Miriam Grunstein and Leslie Palma, and a group of four associates, also jumped over from Chadbourne & Parke. They include: Mariza Atiyeh, José Carrillo, Carla García and Carlos Ochoa. Another associate, Maria de los Ángeles Serna, was hired independently.
Mackinac Partners — The Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based turnaround management firm brought in Gregory Suhajda as president of the business intelligence division. He was also named a Mackinac senior managing director. Previously, Suhajda was president of Rehmann Corporate Investigative Services.
Manulife Financial — The Toronto-based financial services firm has named Scott Eversole managing director within the global asset management unit. Eversole, who is based in San Francisco, will be on the institutional sales team and oversee institutional asset management sales in the western U.S. Eversole most recently served as director at McKinley Capital Management, where he was responsible for direct sales and client service to the institutional marketplace in the western U.S.
Morgan Stanley — Matt Naber has taken over as head of leveraged finance at the New York-based investment bank. He is based in Morgan Stanley’s London office. Previously, the position belonged to Mark Walsh, who left the bank in early August. Separately, Morgan Stanley added staff to its European leveraged finance group in 2013, bringing on two Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) veterans, Yannick Perreve and Emanuela Cisini, also in its London office.
Nixon Peabody LLP — The Boston law firm hired partner Karen Ng to be a part of its labor and employment practice. She will be based at Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office. Previously, Ng was at Sedgwick LLP where she led the employee benefits practice specializing in the structuring and financing of employee stock ownership plans for corporate M&A and initial public offerings. Prior to Sedgwick, Ng was a partner at Thelen LLP.
Sklar Kirsh LLP — Michael Rosner, a 20-year veteran as a corporate M&A and finance attorney, has joined the Los Angeles-based law firm as a partner. Rosner was previously an executive vice president with Relativity Media, a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based entertainment company. Before that, he was senior counsel in the Los Angeles office of Loeb & Loeb LLP where he advised on healthcare, manufacturing, technology and film financing. Prior to joining Loeb, Rosner spent five years as vice president and corporate counsel at Finova Capital Corp.